Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott,  Melet. Bot. 18 1832. (Syn: Arum viviparum Roxb.; Caladium viviparum Lodd.; Colocasia vivipara (Roxb.) Thwaites; Remusatia formosana Hayata);

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Tuberous perennial herb with stolons, oblong-ovate to lanceolate leaves with sheathing petiole base; infl appearing before leaves on 6-12 cm long peduncle; spathe green with one constriction separating tube and limb.

 

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Kalatope id al110911a:  A strange flower or…??

Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
plant height  2 feet
Leaf length 14-18 inches approx


recently some clematis posted had long mustaches like this. IN CLOSE UP YOU CAN SEE THE STAR SHAPE OF ONE FLOWER. ONCE YOU CONCENTRATE YOU CAN SEE FEW. So it might be an inflorescence.


Are you sure that these are from a same plant? I think the the cordate leaf is from different plant and the moss like one is separate.


This, at least the last picture, is of Remusatia vivipara (Araceae). But the ‘bulbils’ look very different here, so may be of some other species.


This is a Araceae but a different genus I assume. It very common but actually I never tried checking it. All parts in the pic belong to the same plant including the rhizome.


I thought that they were a part of the moss so I had tried to get one plant.. and since I was in a hurry to get to my son’s school, I quickly took a photo… I am uploading a few more photos..
regards.. but you could be right and the moss might have been entangled with the roots…


Remusatia vivipara of Araceae family, for sure.

The inflorescence like shoots are the bulbiferous shoots, that bears bulbils which are capable of producing new plants asexually (please correlate the species name “vivipara” here)!
I do have pictures of flowers in my backup DVD’s. I shall upload the same after 15th.

What a life-saver you are… I was beginning to doubt my own eyes…


Actually I have seen this plant with branched inflorescence, so I was still a bit confused.
But as usual you are right…


Actually the credit goes to … for id. Thanks to … for the same. When I recently visited … farm in Waynad, I could photograph the same plant (attachment herewith).


 

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Araceae like plant for id from Budher caves road Chakrata
This plant was seen at 2-3 places on Budher Caves Road Chakrata, Size about 10-20 inches
Inflorescence was like Clematis

Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott of Araceae, I guess.

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You may be right but i think this is different.
I am attaching Remusatia vivipara here for comparision.

5 images.

Again, Remusatia vivipara.


I think earlier pics posted for id in the begining of this thread are different from these Remusatia vivipara pics. But only in inflorescence. Leaves looks same


I think they are same, just different stages of bloom. Something to do with protogyny and protoandry.


 Thanks … for information. I was confused because i could not find any ref/image of this plant with hairy inflorescence


Again I am not sure whether that is inflorescence or not. They are the bulbils bearing stalks that are capable of producing new plants, that can vary a lot. I will upload the inflorescence sometime today or in few days.
Please refer an earlier discussion in our group @
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/24…

 


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Plant for ID Oct 2011 SMP 23/02/2012 : Attachments (3 + 2).  5 posts by 4 authors.

This peculiar plant was spotted near Mahabaleshwar in Oct 2011.
Habit: Growing on another tree.
Height around 1 foot.
Herb
Leaf and inflorescence is visible.


This is Remusatia vivipara

I am copying my reply to another thread.
The link to that thread is also given below
Remusatia vivipara of Araceae family, for sure.
The inflorescence like shoots are the bulbiferous shoots, that bears bulbils which are capable of producing new plants asexually (please correlate the species name “vivipara” here)!
You can see the inflorescence of this species in this thread please scroll down to reach the picturehttp://www.wildgingerfarm.com/Aroids.htm

Yes Remusatia vivipara shot by us from Chakrata also


 

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My photographs of Remusatia vivipara taken on my property.


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Remusatia vivipara (Roxburgh) Schott in Schott & Endlicher, Melet. Bot. 18. 1832.
Tuberous perennial herb with stolons, oblong-ovate to lanceolate leaves with sheathing petiole base; infl appearing before leaves on 6-12 cm long peduncle; spathe green with one constriction separating tube and limb.

Photographed from Chakrata Budher caves Road.


 

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Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott is a common herb in shady moist localities in mid hills of Uttarakhand. Often this species occur on tree trunks, walls.


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This tiny plant was shot from Chakrata and Mussoorie in Uttrakhand..
I hope all the pics belong to Remusatia vivipara


 

Yes … Thanks for sharing


Yes, large number of bulbils developing. Leaves later enlarge up to one feet in rainy season.


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Remusatia vivipara


Beautiful and very specific habitat (coming out from bark of tree?)


Yes. Growing on a tree trunk?mango


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Seen this herb growing on a Tree trunk covered with moss.

Bot. name: Remusatia vivipara
Date/Time: 06-10-2012 / 11:20AM
Location: Base of Korigad Fort, Lonavala region.
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Herb (around 15 to 20cm)


Thanks for showing …

Bulbils on the plant looks attractive and appear as flowers.

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ID request- 07102012-PKA1: Seen this herb growing on a Tree trunk covered with moss. Even though no leaves were seen on the stem, some leaves of Araceae sp. were spotted near this herb.
Date/Time: 06-10-2012 / 11:20AM
Location: Base of Korigad Fort, Lonavala region.
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Herb (around 15 to 20cm)


This is Remusatia vivipara of Araceae family.


Thanks … for the ID. What are those spikes?


Please follow the link


Many many thanks … for this ID.

I too was along with … at this place; and we were intrigued with these few spikes bearing flower-like beautiful structures, on the tree trunk.
Many thanks for the link too, showing … sightings – they seem to be in a different stage.
via Species‎ > ‎R‎ >
Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott … family: Araceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
rem-yoo-SAT-ee-uh — named for Jean Pierre Abel-Remusat, French Chinese scholar and botanist … Dave’s Botanary
vy-VIP-ar-uh — live bearer; bears live young … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known ashitchhiker elephant ear • Kannadaಕಾಡು ಗಡ್ಡೆ kadu gaddeಮರಕೆಸು marakesu • Konkaniरुखाळूं rukhalum •Malayalamമരച്ചേമ്പ് marachembu • Marathiलालकंद lalkandरुखाळूं rukhalu • Sanskritलक्ष्मणा laksmana
botanical namesRemusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott … synonymsArum viviparum Roxb. • Caladium viviparum (Roxb.) Nees •Colocasia vivipara (Roxb.) Thwaites • Remusatia formosana Hayata … The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1.


nice pic and better info
did you find this in western ghats?
I found a nursery that will sell seeds… its called himalayan gardens and located in scotland…
has some beautiful pucture..
similar weather in scottish highlands and the himalayan foothills I guess.


Thanks … it is possible this plant is sold abroad, perhaps for ornamental purpose. It is one of edible Araceae members.

Found this plant in various places of Western Ghats, though not common. It rarely flowers, tiny bulbils borne on stolons do the work of reproduction … more at Wikipedia.


If it’s edible then I think it is the same plant we have here in Himachal and make a savoury dish Patora from it. I always thought it belonged to yam/ colocasia family. I will dig up some pictures and share them soon.


…, if you seen them as epiphyte, there is good chance that you are talking of same plant. This plant is distributed in Himalayas too. However the Himalayan regional names of this plant are not much known.

Will be glad to know of any name given to this plant in Himachal.


I am sorry …, I think we are talking about different plants. The one I see here grows on the ground and doesn’t flower. The leaves can become very large growing sometime to about 2-3 feet tall. The root as well as the leaves are edible. Hindi Kachalu, Local vernacular: Patroda.
I think it is Colocasia esculenta that we have here.


OK, … Incidentally, we (in Konkani) use the name patrodo for the dish made from Colocasia leaves !


At this url you ll find the nursery in scotland, they say its a somewhat reddish tuber and yellow flowers..
http://himalayangardens.com/detail/38/Remusatia-vivipara.html


Thanks …  … has been fortunate to see the flower in wilderness of Western Ghats – it is illustrated in his second book – Further Flowers of Sahyadri.


If its roots are addible then it is known as Ratalu in Hindi. Ratalu roots are rough brown with stiff blunt thorns on it. The flesh is deep pink, sometimes creamy.


ratalu looks like a generic name given to many plants – name especially referring to their tubers, most popular for Ipomoea batatas. Your description seems fitting for Ipomoea batatas.
Most probably Remusatia vivipara is not known as ratalu.

Reference: ENVIS – FRLHT

ratalu(Hindi),

ratalu(Hindi),

ratalu(Marathi),

ratalu(Hindi),

ratalu(Hindi),

ratalu(Hindi), ratalu(Marathi),

precisely, un-precise colloquial names
that’s why science needs binomial names



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Wild Lily? ABMAY01/16 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 2 images.
Not far from the other Voodoo Lily, I found this today. To me it looks like one of the lilies. I will keep watching how the hood opens. Could we know the ID from these pictures? Please advise.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1750m 

18 May 2015


Looks like Remusatia hookeriana (Araceae).


I think this could be Remusatia hookerana. Please advise.


Today I noticed several flower spikes coming out of the ground next to this Remusatia. We had earlier guessed it to be R. hookeriana but after looking at the available literature and the new evidence, I think it to be R. vivipara instead. Please advise. 7 images.

Images by tspkumar 

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126-TSP-ID-13DEC2016-1: An epiphytic herb @ Bhadra Tiger Reserve,Chikmagalur for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly examine and identify this plant 

Habit:Herb 

Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,moist deciduous forest 

Sighting:Bhadra Tiger Reserve,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1200 msl 

Date:03-09-2015


…, this is most probably Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott of Araceae.


Yes …, you are right. It should be Remusatia vivipara

Thanks once again

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SK354JAN30-2017:ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 26 August 2016  

Please compare with Remusatia species in efi.


Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott (accepted name)  ???

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=200027313


Thanks, …, for the Id.

I think matches with the images at Remusatia vivipara


Thank you all ! Nepali Names : जलुका Jalukaa  / कालो पिडालु Kaalo Pidaalu


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SK1096 20 APR-2018- 3 : 4 posts by 2 authors.
Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit: Wild 
Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott  ??
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Appears to match with images of Remusatia vivipara at Wild Lily? ABMAY01/16


Thank you …!

Nepali Names : जलुका Jalukaa  / कालो पिडालु Kaalo Pidaalu 

3 images. Location : Sairep

Date : 21-09-2016
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild


Either Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott or a new sp.


Might be you’re right


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